$250,000 Settlement for woman shot by Clay County Sheriff's deputy in alleged violation of her Fourth Amendment rights (7/08/2021)

On March 21, 2019, our client was shot in her lower leg by a Clay County Sheriff's deputy while he attempted to stop the driver of a 10-foot U-Haul truck. The U-Haul had been reported as stolen, and the driver attempted to elude arrest by fleeing from several deputies. During the chase that ensued, our client was kept against her will as a passenger inside the U-Haul. At the time the deputy fired his assault rifle, he was standing 60 yards away from the U-Haul, which was moving parallel to his position in a grass field below him and was not posing an imminent threat of harm to any person. Under federal case law, a police offer cannot use deadly force to apprehend a suspect in a fleeing vehicle unless, at the time such force is used, the vehicle poses an imminent threat of serious bodily harm to the officer or another person.

$2M Settlement in Wrongful Death Claim vs. Buncombe County Sheriff
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$150,000 Settlement for client injured by a Bryson City police officer in alleged violation of his Fourth Amendment rights
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$85,000 Settlement for nurse wrongfully terminated in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act
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Confidential Settlement for local restaurant workers
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